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PTSA Coffee Fundraiser
Knock out your holiday gifts and support your PTSA!

The Marshall PTSA is hosting a coffee fundraiser to increase the services we are able to offer our students and staff! Please order coffee products from Driven Coffee to support this effort. You can order various flavored coffees, K cups, etc. online at https://www.drivencoffee.com/ .  

Your online order will ship directly to your home and shipping is free.  These make great holiday gifts!  

Important ordering information
When ordering online, please use GCMPTSA as the "coupon code" when you check out so we get the credit toward our sales.  Our fundraiser ends November 27th.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the PTSA!
November 20th PTSA Meeting
Special topic: TEENS & SCREENS
Join the PTSA at our November 20th meeting at 7 pm for a discussion into understanding trends in teen and parent screen use.  We will review findings from two recent Common Sense Media reports: The New Normal: Teens, Screens, and Sleep and The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Teens and Tweens. We will also look at excerpts from Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Come and discuss this hot topic with your peers.  Discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Manise, a proud mom of two GCM students who probably do a better job with screens than she does.  Jennifer is also the Executive Director of the Longview Foundation and works to bring global perspectives into K-12 education in the U.S.
Boosters Christmas Tree Sale
Are you looking for a way to support your Statesmen other than purchasing a tree that is fun and easy?  Join us on the tree lot and help sell trees! Directions and supplies will be provided and it's always a fun time. A Booster representative will be working alongside you each shift. Click WEEKNIGHT to help during the week or WEEKEND to volunteer with a team .  

Call for Entries to the PTSA Fall Newsletter
Three times a year, we produce a newsletter to feature the many wonderful things that happened at Marshall in the prior quarter. If you have an article you'd like to contribute, please email it to: marshallptsanews@gcmptsa.org by Friday, November 15.  Your input helps the newsletter be the most informative it can be!

If you have photos to accompany your article, please make sure they are med-to-high resolution. Low resolution images don't have adequate resolution for print work.

If you know of other parents who help in other areas of Marshall student life - band, orchestra, theater, clubs, areas of service, etc. - please forward this email to them.

Fall newsletter - Copy deadline November 15, released early December
Winter newsletter - Copy deadline February 15, released early March
Spring newsletter - Copy deadline May 15, released early June

The Fall newsletter will be distributed via the PTSA email Blast in early December. Look for it then!

Thank you!
Jennifer Smyth Church (design)
Maureen Berry (editor)
Student Directory Available Online for PTSA Members

The 2019-20 GCM Student Directory is now available online to all PTSA members.  The site is password protected and you MUST be a current PTSA member to access the information.  Please email secretary@gcmptsa.org to request the password!

Still need to join the PTSA?  Please click here to go to www.pay4schoolstuff.com to join!
Statesmen Shout Out

A very special thanks to all those who signed up to provide items or help pack the Marshall Market Thanksgiving bags for families in need, as well as to those who donated food  for the weekly Market Friday bags.  Both lists are full and the Friday bag sign up was completely filled in ONE DAY!  Way to go, Marshall parents! Thank you for your generosity!  
Upcoming Events
Nov 20 - PTSA Meeting, 7 pm, Room C-113
Nov 27-29 - No school Wednesday or Friday, Thanksgiving break
Dec 20 - Last day of school, holiday break
Jan 6 - School resumes
Jan 15 - PTSA Meeting, 7 pm, Room C-113